17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Accra, Ghana
Accra, Ghana
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Accra, Ghana

few
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Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get outside with BlasTours - Day Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Accra online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Ghana, the closest major airport is Kotoka International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Accra are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Accra

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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BlasTours - Day Tours ©
BlasTours - Day Tours

2
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Visiting Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna and Giftun Islands will get you outdoors. Spend the 8th (Fri) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada vacation planner.

You can fly from Accra to Hurghada in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Hurghada. When traveling from Accra in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna ©
Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
St. Catherine's Monastery and Coptic Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coral Reefs and Mount Sinai. When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Blue Hole in Dahab, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dahab, Saint Catherine
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

4
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elphinstone Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Volbert, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Possession, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marsa Alam to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marsa Alam in June, things will get a bit cooler in Praslin Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Praslin Island

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Anse Volbert ©
Anse Volbert
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

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night
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, then take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Chamarel, and then explore the striking landscape at Le Morne Brabant.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chamarel day trip planning site .

Getting from Praslin Island to Chamarel by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. Traveling from Praslin Island in June, expect Chamarel to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Chamarel

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamarel Waterfall, Le Morne Brabant
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel ©
Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

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nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Chamarel to Plettenberg Bay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamarel to Plettenberg Bay is minus 2 hours. In June, Plettenberg Bay is a bit cooler than Chamarel - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Knysna
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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